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Diabetes and psychological care

People with diabetes experience disproportionately high rates of mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and eating disorders. All people with diabetes should have access to psychological treatment and support to reduce psychological distress and improve self-management.

Use the following resources and tools to improve psychological care for people with diabetes.


Three dimenstions for diabetes (3DFD): Integrating psychological, social and diabetes care for patients with poor glycaemic control, Diabetes UK (November 2014) (PDF, 73KB)

This report presents the 3DFD service at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, a UK first model of care that integrates diabetes, psychological and social interventions for people with complex psychological needs.

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